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Transportation & Logistics

Transportation is the lifeblood of American cities. The capacity to deliver goods, services, and workers into, through, and out of a city is a primary determinant of its economic vitality. New York City is among the most vibrant transportation hubs in the nation, consistently ranking first among U.S. cities in passenger miles flown, transit passenger miles, and truck freight volume in the country.

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Opportunities in TLD

(Released February 2017)


Middle-skill jobs typically require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree. Good middle-skill jobs are a gateway that can lead people out of lower paying jobs into fields with better pay and prospects. In order to access these jobs, people need education and training that is truly aligned with what employers say they need, now and in the future.

This is an excerpt from our Feburary 2017 report on middle-skill opportunities in Jersey City. Click here to learn more.

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Employment in NYC's
Transportation Sector

(Released September 2008)


This report presents a comprehensive examination of the status and economic importance of four strategic transportation subsectors and their role as sources of jobs for the customers of the city’s public workforce system: air, truck, transit and ground passenger, and support activities for transportation. In addition to examining the respective subsectors’ roles in the metropolitan economy and major trends that influence their labor market needs, the report includes analysis of employment and wage trends, occupations and advancement pathways, and current workforce demographics.

The full report can be downloaded here or in sections below:


The NYCLMIS has also issued four shorter companion pieces to inform workforce professionals’ business development, job placement, and training activities in each of the four subsectors and help jobseekers with career decision-making. These four subsector profiles are available here in PDF for download:


Detailed occupation profiles excerpted from the full report can be found on our Occupational Profiles webpage.

Lesley Hirsch, NYCLMIS' director, presented major research findings followed by a discussion among  New York’s top experts in transportation and workforce development.  Panelists included:

  • Kendra Adams, Executive Director, New York State Motor Truck Association
  • Dale Grant, Executive Director of Grant Associates, Inc.;
  • Sheila Maguire, Vice President, Public/Private Ventures;
  • Robert E. Paaswell, Distinguished Professor and Director, UniversityTransportation Research Center at City College of NY; and
  • Eugene Spruck, retired chief economist of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The panel was moderated by John H. Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center.


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Exploring Careers in
Supply Chain Management and
Travel & Transportation

(Released School Years 2012-2014)



For several years, NYCLMIS partnered with the NYC Department of Education to produce a series of career exploration brochures, including jobs in Supply Chain Management and Travel and Transportation. Follow the links to learn more and explore other brochures in the series.

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Urban Transit

(Released May 2009)


In our report, Gauging Employment Prospects in New York City, 2009, we profiled nine industry groups of great interest to New York City's labor market and public workforce system. These profiles contain information about jobs and wage trends, largest local employers, employment retention during previous recessions, occupational opportunities, and workforce facts. Click here to learn more about the research and findings for jobs in Urban Transit.  

The New York City
Labor Market Information Service